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Aboriginal Rights Movement
9 months ago
Yolngu People present a petition to Australian parliament for their land being taken by a bauxite mining company.
Kalkadoons come to prominence colonial Australia because of a pitched battle against the white europeans. Remembered as Battle Mountain.
Aboriginal Australians publish a strong manifesto called 'Aborigines Claim Citizen Rights.' They hold a conference and day of mourning in Sydney.
800 Aboriginal Pastoral Workers step off a white station for strike. Strike lasted until 1949.
The Aboriginal Tent Embassy is established in Canberra. This became a focal point for Aboriginal protest against denial of rights, abysmal living conditions and political inaction by both state and federal governments.
Struggle became heavily focused on land rights.
Yirrkala people send a bark petition to the federal government. It is ignored and a church backed company begins a huge mine for bauxite.
NT Supreme court determined that the Yolngu people had rights to their land.
Aborigines advancement league sent apetition to the secretary general of the UN, whuch was also ignored.
Aboriginals from the southern part of the country returned to the high court but were denied justice.
Aboriginals gain and advancement in law.
Every major case before now involving Aboriginal people was lost.
Native title case won by Eddie Mabo
Paul Keating's speech at Redfern.
WIk peoples claim native title on their land.
John Howard undermines the WIk Decision with a ten-point plan.
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